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July 26, 2015

Summer Blogger Promo Tour Week 4: The Book Bratz

Today is the 4th week of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour and I'm excited to have the hosts of the tour stopping by to talk about blogging with their best friend!

Hey there! We're Amber and Jessica, co-bloggers and longtime friends over at The Book Bratz. Mariah invited us over here today to do a guest post on what it's like to blog as best friends! We've known each other since Kindergarten and have been blogging together for the past two years - so we have a lot of fun experiences that we're excited to talk about.:)

Jessica's Opinion:
I think the fact that Amber and I are friends outside of the internet realm helps the blog tremendously. Our blogging relationship doesn't solely exist through texting and Twitter - every morning, I'll check stuff going on at the blog, and then instead of having to text Amber about it, we can have a discussion about it face to face. We get more done that way. We also get to go to book events such as BookCon together, go shopping for giveaway stuff for the blog, and just grow and learn about blogging with one another! It's a totally different experience when the person you work with is somebody that you know beyond blogging. Being known as "those two nerdy girls who run some sort of internet thing" is always fun, too. xD No matter where Amber and I may be - school, work, out to dinner, a college fair, sitting at home, or even junior prom - we find time to discuss the blog and giveaways and all of that fun stuff. There's never a time where we're together and don't talk about The Book Bratz one way or another.

Amber's Opinion:
I am not a calm person. I get ranty, and pissed off. No one else understands the blog stuff so she talks me down from it. It has bought us closer together as friends and I know that when we go away to college we won't loose contact with each other. with ARCs we just drop them off to each others houses, and now that Jessica drives she likes to scare my brother into thinking she is going to kidnap him. Most of out actually free time is wrapped up in the blog now, so she is always leaving notes on my posts to fix things. She might as well be sitting right next to me. The Book Bratz would not be running if it wasn't for Jess!

So, those are our thoughts on what it's like to blog together! If you're considering finding a co-blogger, it's definitely the way to go. Not only do you have someone on board to help you with the workload, but you get to share fun experiences together, too!

We'd like to thank Mariah for having us today and we hope that you all enjoy the rest of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour! Come stop by our blog sometime and leave a comment - we'd love to talk to you. For now, another huge thank you to Mariah and we hope you all check back here every Sunday to meet more awesome bloggers!

Amber & Jessica are both high school girls and longtime good friends. They started The Book Bratz back in 2014 and spent all of their free time reading and fangirling about books. Some of their favorite activities include reading, writing, sleeping, eating, and texting (duh). Today, The Book Bratz and its followers have grown tremendously and they’re super excited to be the co-hosts of the 2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour! Drop on by to www.thebookbratz.blogspot.com and say hi - it’s always a good time!

July 19, 2015

Summer Blogger Promo Tour Week 3: Caught Read Handed

It is week 3 of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour! I hope you guys have been having as much fun reading these guest posts as I have been! Today I have Stefani from Caught Read Handed!

Hi, everyone! My name is Stefani, and I’m the blogger behind Caught Read Handed. When Mariah asked me if I’d like to write a post about something I’d love to recreate from a book if I had unlimited resources, my mind went wild with ideas. Should I build my own Hogwarts? My own Batmobile? My own time machine? The possibilities are endless and I could list ideas forever and ever.

But I had to pick ONE. Somehow, I had to pick one. I decided to go with a teleportation device. I haven’t chosen one from a single book, but teleportation shows up in fiction from as far back as the original Aladdin tale (probably even way before that) to now, in books like Harry Potter, Jumper, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Star Trek, and a million other books.

I’ve been lucky enough to be a worldwide traveler; not only have I been to about ¾ of the States, but I’ve also been to Scotland, England, Ireland, Spain, and Italy. Because of this, I have friends from all over the world. How cool would it be to be instantly transported to a pub in Scotland to hang out with my best friend or to that beach in Spain that I loved so much or to Chicago to visit family? It’d be amazing to step onto a platform and find myself in a place I’ve never been before but always wanted to see like Reykjavik or Thailand? I’m a wanderer through and through and I love visiting new places and meeting new people and exploring the world.

If I had unlimited resources, I would hands down build a teleporter. I’d pay the smartest scientists in the world whatever they wanted to develop that technology. Plus, I wouldn’t be stingy with my teleporter. You’d all be able to use it too! Come with me to China or Seattle or Hawaii or wherever. Let’s go!

Thanks so much for having me, Mariah! 

What a cool idea! Here is more about Stefani!

Hi! My name is Stefani, and I’m a mismatched socks, overflowing bookshelves, pot of coffee a day, Sonic Screwdriver, paint all over my fingers, rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock kind of girl with alopecia. I have a master’s degree in Publishing Studies from the University of Stirling in Scotland. I am a Youth Services Specialist at a library in Mississippi. I also work remotely as a publicity assistant for a publisher and write reviews of books, comics, and TV shows for WatchPlayRead. When I’m not doing one of those things, I can be found with my nose in a book. If it wasn’t clear enough already: I love books.

Find her on her BLOG, and on TWITTER!

July 12, 2015

Summer Blogger Promo Tour Week 2: Jillian's Books!

Today on the second week of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour I have Jillian from Jillian's Books! Shes here to match some songs to their book soulmate!

3 Songs That Perfectly Match 3 Books
     1)Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
-- Song: Gale Song by The Lumineers
-- Description: Second Chance Summer is an incredibly heartbreaking book that narrates
    the story of Taylor Edwards. For one summer, she is given a second chance to do every-
    thing right, to fix all the stuff she had left br
oken in the past, to relive the memories of 
    the past…To recreate the relationships she thought could never mend at all.

    But it isn’t also just about those things. Taylor’s father has cancer, and he only has months
    left to live. With those remaining months left, Taylor is not quite sure if she is ready to say
    goodbye with the only summer she has left to make everything right.

    “Gale Song” by The Lumineers perfectly fits the story! This sad song is about letting go out
    of love, and I think it perfectly portrays the relationship between Taylor and her father.

2      2)Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
-- Song: Faith (When I Let You Down) by Taking Back Sunday
-- Description: Laini Taylor’s book not only showcases its fantasy aspects, but also a brilliant
    and heartwarming relationship between an angel and a devil – namely, Karou and Akiva.
    Throughout, both characters undergo different circumstances that test their belief, faith,
    and love for each other.

    Personally, I find Taking Back Sunday’s song (WHICH I LOVE) a reflection of the crumbl-
    ing faith the two have for each other, and the many personal ways how one would fight
    to maintain their faith and relationship whole once again.

     3)T he Fault in our Stars by John Green
-- Song: Dream by Priscilla Ahn
-- Description: In TFIOS, we see two cancer patients fall for each other in spite of their
    health getting in the way. Despite the two’s illnesses, Hazel and Augustus still continued
    to live life as if their days were never numbered at all.

    Priscilla Ahn’s beautiful song truly shows Hazel’s and Augustus’s intentions of living life to
    to the fullest and becoming ready of whatever comes next in life.


I'm Jillian, and I'm 14 years old. I come from Manila, Philippines, and I have a huge love for reading and writing. I love making new friends so don't hesitate to talk to me!


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July 5, 2015

Summer Blog Tour Promo Week 1: Sassy & Dangerous!

Hi guys! This summer I am participating in the Summer Blog Promo Tour! So over the next eight Sundays I will have a blogger stop by and do a post that will give you a little insight into them and their reading habits. Hopefully you will meet some great new bloggers! Also I will be posting on a different blog each Sunday as well so be sure to follow along! 

First I have Talina from Sassy & Dangerous!

Hi everyone! My name is Talina and I am a book blogger over at Sassy & Dangerous. I’m so excited to be participating in this Summer Blog Tour Promo! It’s such a fun way to connect with other bloggers and readers that have the same interests as me…books! But instead of talking about books today, I’m going to talk about the four major places I want to travel to. I’m also very excited that I get to stop by Mariah’s blog because it is absolutely beautiful and will definitely be blog stalking her! So without further a due, here are my top four places I want to visit!

Gruinard Bay, Scotland
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted to visit Scotland. It is such a beautiful country and I know for a fact that if I visited there, I would never want to leave. Recently I read a book called Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue by Iain Reading and the main character in the book was in Scotland for a few weeks. After reading it, I fell even more in love with the country and I am 100% positive I will go one day!

Do I need to explain any further? Just look at that gorgeous picture! London has been at the top of my “to travel” list for a long time now. I mean, who wouldn’t want to visit a place where there are hot guys with accents? ;)

Bora Bora

Living in Mexico, I am very accustomed to the ocean and the beach, so when I see pictures like these, my heart aches out of happiness because all I can think about is how one day I will be visiting this beautiful island and will probably never want to leave. Doesn’t it look breathtaking?! Absolutely beautiful!

Just like Scotland, I find the country of Ireland to be gorgeous with it’s beautiful castles, the scenery and let’s not forget the hot guys and their accents! I will definitely be in heaven!

That was so much fun! Let’s just say I was stuck on Pinterest for a LONG time trying to find just the right picture and also getting a bit distracted. What can I say? I really love that site! ;) Thank you so much Mariah for having me and to everyone that is reading! Feel free to stop by my blog because I love meeting new readers and connecting!


Ever since she was a little girl, Talina has always had a fascination with books. By the time she turned fourteen, she created her book blog Sassy & Dangerous and has now been blogging for over a year now. When she isn't fangirling about books and Dwayne Johnson, she can be found baking up a storm in the kitchen, on Netflix or writing up ideas for another one of her stories!

July 3, 2015

Summer Blogger Promo Tour!

This year I am participating in the Summer Blogger Promo Tour hosted by The Book Bratz. So for the next eight Sundays I will be promoting a different blog and they will be stopping by with a guest post so we can find out all about them! These are the bloggers I am going to be promoting this summer!

Be sure to follow along with them as well to see more guest posts from them as well as me!
I think this is going to be a lot of fun!